Explore Active Learning Strategies with TEACHxpert Derek Bruff

Posted March 30, 2017 by Jordan Clark

Are you curious about how to frame class discussion to to get students truly engaged in your class? Would you like to give students more autonomy in their assessments?

Join us on April 25 for the fourth guest speaker in the TEACHxperts series, created to capitalize on the creativity of the TEACHx one-day conference. The day will include two talks by Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. He oversees the center’s programming, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning.

Dr. Bruff will lead an exploration of the idea of “students as producers.” This approach encourages rethinking one’s teaching, possibly providing more authentic learning activities or other types of student-centric assessments. Bruff will also hold a workshop about how to write effective discussion questions and how to facilitate more engaging discussions in class and online.

Register for one of his sessions now!

Follow Bruff on Twitter and learn more at his Agile Learning blog on teaching and technology.

And remember to register for TEACHx 2017, a one-day conference showcasing teaching and learning innovation. It will be held on May 19, 2017, here at Northwestern.